(Closed) Recommendations for Scotland?

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

wow scotland, be sure ot bundle up, whenever I go to england I’m surprised at how cold it gets, in November I was already freezing in a  coat, and an umbrella

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Edinburgh is beautiful (that’s where my parents went for their honeymoon). Also, if you have time, Falkirk is super cute, and Stirling is a darling small town. I’ve been to Scotland many times visiting my family, but I’ve never been to any of the islands and I think it would be amazing to visit the Hebrides and such. The Isle of Man is really cool too.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ahh… One of my dream trips! If you’re in the neighborhood you could drop by my clan chief’s home Duntrune Castle . I’m hoping to talk my guy in to honeymooning there!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I guess I’m best qualified to answer this Born, raised and live in Glasgow. 

It depends on where you are staying. I’d guess probably Edinburgh? There is loads of history there and it is very tourist orientated. There are lots of attractions to visit such as the castle, many different museums and some great shops. It just depends on where your interests lie!

As far as tours, in Edinburgh there is Mercat Tours http://www.mercattours.com/home.asp who do walking ‘ghost’ tours. A lot of the walking tours in Edinburgh are similar, the grusome history of the city is the selling point for most! I can’t personally recommend any of the companies as I’ve never done any of the tours. 

Walkabout Scotland (http://www.walkaboutscotland.com/) do walking holidays, weekends and hiking day trips leaving from Edinburgh.

Cycling tours tend be (from a quick look around the google results) week long holidays but I think there are a few out there that do short breaks. You may be better to hire a bike and take our own DIY tour.

Glasgow also has a lot of history and museums to visit. Personally, I’d recommend a visit to Kelvingrove Museum as it has a variety of exhibits and it is a gorgeous building. It’s over in the west end which is the area with the widest selection of restaurants, pubs and shops in the city. Although the city centre isn’t too far behind!

 

If you want any more information, just let me know!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I was just in Scotland in March! We stayed in Edinburg and the NICEST HOTEL EVER- and not ridiculously expensive, either. It was the most amazing hotel I have EVER stayed in. Each room was a different theme…Las Vegas, Tokyo, Paris… and the rooms were decorated around that theme. It was AMAZING- Stay there!! The service was awesome too. It’s called Le Monde http://www.lemondehotel.co.uk/ 

Good luck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

Sigh…  Scotland is my first choice honeymoon destination!  It looks like we may have to settle on a domestic trip, though.  Oh, how I’d LOVE to visit Scotland.  Some day!

Enjoy your trip!  :o)

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

We’re going up in May so we’ll let you know what we enjoyed!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

i have no useful tips since i have never made it to Scotland, I just wanted to chime in and say I’m jealous! Have fun!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My fiance is from Glasgow, and I always love visiting his family up there!

Several summers ago, we took the train up to Oban, a lovely little seaside town on the west coast. We stayed in a little B&B (Alt na Craig, I think) that looked over the harbour and the Isle of Mull. There are daily ferries out to Craignure on Mull, and the wildlife there is supposed to be just beautiful – I think there are several hotels and a little castle out there too. There’s a pretty island walk on Kerrera too, on old farm trails past a crumbling castle. I think it’s about five miles long? The whole area is really picturesque.

I also really enjoy the northern coast between Aberdeen and Inverness. His parents own a home in a little town called Nairn, with beautiful (but chilly) beaches and a neat old fishing town vibe. Plus, the drive up there skirts Loch Ness, which is beautiful. Pitlochry is a kinda tourist-y town, but I have heard that there are some good walks in that area.

I hope you have an awesome honeymoon! Scotland is such a beautiful place, you can hardly go wrong!

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I definitely recommend trips to see castles and different lochs. My recent Conde Nast Traveler magazine carried an article on sea kayaking to different Scotch Whisky distilleries, which sound amazing.

Post # 14
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Newbee

You are going to the land of my ancestors.   Maybe your ancestors too?   I had the opportunity to visit Edinburgh a few years ago.   Here’s a list of what we did.

 1. Edinburgh Castle – Visit a castle.   It’s really neat looking at the old architecture.

2. Edinburgh Dungeon – This is not a dungeon per se, it’s more of a theme park.  

3. Take a picture by the Spire –  If you go to the dungeons, there’s a giant spire in the back ground, you’ll see it.

4. Visit Parliament – They just erected a new building for their government to reside.  They give nice tours.

5. Take a ghost tour – we went on this.   They offer these tours at night.

 you should visit http://www.edinburgh.org/guide/ and they will help you with some good suggestions.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ooh I love this post! I am going to Scotland in October with th FI’s family for the first grandchild in the familys chistening (yeah, its a big deal) Can’t wait to look some of these things up!

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